BARNES & NOBLE.COM
Kinokuniya - Jakarta
at Tanglin Mall
The information on this site is sprawling, I know and sympathize. Eleven Demons
is finished, but I have enough other information to fill two more books, and the
cases continue to rage as hot as ever.
I suggest to interested readers:
1st - read Eleven Demons. It is clear and entertaining.
2nd - read this Latest News
for interesting updates about Eleven Demons or about the Uluwatu and other
3rd - if you are interested in documentation, check the extensive documentation
at www.uluwatu.com. But as I have warned before, it can be boring.
4th - if you are doing business in Indonesia you might want to read the Law
Blogs pages for some occasionally useful information about Indonesian law.
and finally - frankly, if I were you, I wouldn't try to read every page in this
website. It's too much stuff. Someday it will all come out in the next book, Mafia
of the Gods.
I have been told that a review of Eleven Demons has just been published this
week in TEMPO Magazine (English). I haven't seen it yet, but it must be favorable
because I already received an email from a reader
"Just finished your extraordinary book. Wow! Besides it being a book I couldn’t put
down, it was a real eye opener for me..."
If you aren't familiar with TEMPO, from the Wikipedia description:
"Tempo is an Indonesian weekly magazine that covers news and politics. It was founded
by Goenawan Mohamad and Yusril Djalinus and the first edition was published in March
"Under the New Order of President Suharto, Information Minister Harmoko banned the
publishing of the Tempo magazine, along with two others, citing them as a threat
to national stability. Publication of Tempo resumed following Suharto's departure
from office. In response to the ban, a number of journalists established the Alliance
of Independent Journalists (Aliansi Jurnalis Independen).
"The magazine has continued its independent position, and on 27 June 2010 published
a story about police corruption, based on leaked documents showing that six senior
police officers had bank accounts containing millions of dollars, in one case more
than US$10 million, on monthly salaries of around US$1600. A few days later (6 July)
the magazine's editorial offices in central Jakarta were firebombed by two black-clad
men on a motorcycle. Little damage ensued but the attack was widely presumed to
be linked to the police.
"In the early morning hours on the day the story broke, officials presumed to be
connected with the police vainly tried to buy up all the copies of the offending
story. Although they purchased 30,000 copies in central Jakarta, no other areas
were affected, and vendors doubled the price of the much-in-demand remainder. And
anyway Tempo simply printed and supplied its distributors with 30,000 replacement
copies. The action only added to the publicity surrounding the story."
Apparently it was not coincidental that the review was published in TEMPO. For other
magazines the review may have been a little too hot to handle.
I was long ago chased out of Bali, so maybe that's why I miss so much Bali news.
I was surprised today while doing a Google search for "M. Rifan" to find an entirely
new Austrindo scandal which also seems to have been shut down by the Bali police.
Read it here at
West Ham Man Blows Whistle On Corrupt Aussies in Bali
If you have trouble opening it, you can find a cached version
What I find most amazing is that, according to Andrew Drummond, Austrindo Law Office
is still on the recommended list at the Australian Consulate!
I was informed a few years ago by the U.S. Consul Joshua Finch that Austrindo was
no longer recommended, but either Joshua was mistaken, or for some reason Austrindo
was put back on the list.